in the amount of, in the sum of

To write plainly and concisely, use for or of instead of the roundabout phrases in the amount of or in the sum of.

  • Mr. Smith gave me a cheque for (not in the amount of) $35,000.
  • The applicants asked the court to award costs of (not in the sum of) $10,000

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